Grantham
Lorie McClory

September 16, 2012

 

Cross lighting

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church was lit on Sept. 5 in memory of  Eleanor Barton by Joyce Barton and family.

 

How to plant bulbs

The next meeting of the Grantham Garden Club will be held Sept. 14 in the Grantham Town Hall Lower Level. The program, which begins at 10:30 a.m., is "Tulip's Blooming in Holland," a presentation by Sonja Strong and Liz Kreig from Garden Division Manager at Chippers, who will review how to successfully plant bulbs in our area. The program is preceded by a social at 9:30 and business meeting at 10.

 

Antique appraisal day Sept. 16

The Grantham Historical Society will hold an antique appraisal day with Dan Olmstead from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Grantham Town Hall. Cost is $5/item or $12 for three items. Lunch available.

 

Upcoming closings

The Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s Office will be closed Sept. 17-19 and Oct. 17-19.

 

Rental scam on Craig’s List

Within the past few weeks, the Grantham Police Department has fielded calls concerning a real estate scam occurring on Craig’s List. Persons have responded to ads for rental properties within Grantham. The ads are not associated with any known real estate agencies and are being offered by a private party. Respondents are asked to wire money to foreign countries for rental payments and have received "rental agreements" in return. Respondents are also provided with cell phone numbers, outside of the United States, to contact the person offering the rental. The Grantham Police Department urges anyone looking into renting or purchasing any good or services via the internet to thoroughly investigate the claims made by the listing party.

 

Children’s programs return to DFL

Dunbar Free Library’s Laptime and Storytime have returned for the fall. Laptime for ages up to 36 months is held at 10 a.m. each Wednesday. Storytime for ages 3-5 years is held at 10 a.m. every Thursday. Adults are required to attend with their children.

 

Classical, romantic and Gershwin Sept. 19

Pianist JJ Chen, a resident at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, will perform an evening of classical, romantic and Gershwin beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at The Center at Eastman. He will play Mozart, Schumann, Chopin, maybe Rachmaninoff and certainly Gershwin. All welcome and no charge.

 

Music at Bistro Nouveau

Brooks Hubbard will return to Bistro Nouveau 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 for an evening of acoustical music. No cover charge.

 

Wetlands inventory results forum Sept. 25

The Grantham Conservation Commission will hold a Wetlands Inventory Results Public Forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 in the Town Hall’s Lower Level Auditorium. Dr. Rick Van de Poll, the wetland scientist leading Grantham’s Wetlands Inventory project, will present data and results from the Revised NH Method evaluations performed on 54 wetland evaluation units identified in Grantham and discuss recommendations arising based on these data with regard to potential prime wetland candidates.

Night club music featured

"Music, Martinis and Memories" Night Club music featuring vocalist Kim Meredith and Grantham residents George Rice (saxophone), Alden Keyser (percussion) and Joe Henderson (piano) will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 at The Center at Eastman.  Free and open to everyone.

 

Drug Take Back Day returns

Grantham Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Grantham Police Department. Bring your expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

 

The importance of solar energy

Eastman Community Association and the Eastman Charitable Foundation present Solar Energy—Its Importance in Our Future on Sunday Sept. 30 at the South Cove Activity Center in Eastman. Registration begins at 4 p.m.; program, 4:30. Bill Bender, president of Solaflect Energy LLC, will present an overview of solar power in today’s economy. A reception with light refreshments will follow. Free admission and open to everyone.



Election and voter registration dates

Oct. 23 - Corrected checklist will be posted at the Town Office and the Dunbar Free Library.

Oct. 27 - Last day for Town Clerk/Supervisors to accept voter registration applications before the Nov.6 General Election.

Nov. 6 - General Election Day – bring your photo ID as required by state law.

 

Reminders

• Grantham United Methodist Church worship service at 9 a.m. each Sunday, with Pastor Patricia Williams. Everyone is welcome to attend.

• ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge every Thursday at 1 p.m. at The Center at Eastman. $3/person. Everyone welcome regardless of experience. Arrive early to help set up.

• The Grantham Food Pantry is in need of the following items: pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni & cheese, rice, peanut butter, cereal, soup, beans, veggies, fruit and tuna. Donations can be dropped off at 65 Roses, Dunbar Free Library or Grantham Town Hall.  Please call Caitlin with any questions at 361-2604. The pantry at 65 Roses in Rum Brook Plaza is open for food pick up from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call Caitlin at 603-361-2604 or visit www.granthamfoodpantry.org.

 

Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway Saturday Fall Walkabout Series

Sept 15 Nick Baer will lead a hike over Ragged Mountain and the series of peaks just over 2,200 feet in elevation. Hike from New Canada Road in Wilmot over Ragged and finish down at Proctor Academy in Andover. 6 miles of Difficult hiking. Please contact Nick Baer smithbaer@tds.net 526-8233

Sept 22 This hike will start at the Proctor Academy and climb gradually up from the Blackwater River Valley up to the Winslow State Park on the shoulder of Mt. Kearsarge. Enjoy excellent views on the 6.0 miles of Moderate to Difficult hiking. Please contact Gerry Gold geecubed@yahoo.com 526-2857

Sept. 29 The Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway is leading a hike from Winslow State Park over Mt. Kearsarge and down to Kearsarge Valley Road in Sutton. Enjoy excellent views. 6.0 miles, Difficult. Please contact Susan Chiarella schiarella@myfairpoint.net 717-2222

 

 

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